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  • Summary: Two university students, Gerardo and Jonás, meet on campus and fall passionately in love. They enjoy a blissful romance until Jonás becomes obsessed with another boy and drives Gerardo into the arms of Sérgio. The young men become entangled in a hypnotic dance of love, longing, rejection, validation, and sexual expression. (Strand Releasing) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    88
    Don't be put off: Hernandez's exquisite romance works on an emotional, as well as intellectual, level.
  2. Broken Sky is that increasing rarity, a film that is fully realized visually. Keeping dialogue at a minimum, Hernández and inspired cinematographer Alejandro Cantú create a constant interplay between light and shadow, movement and stillness, dramatic spaces of architectural grandeur and intimate enclosures to evoke the ever-shifting emotions of an all-consuming first love.
  3. 50
    Mr. Hernández doesn't always grab what he's reaching for -- his talent soars untethered by discipline -- but the thrust of his effort lights up the sky.
  4. Reviewed by: Deborah Young
    30
    Though the bold treatment of homoerotic love in Mexican helmer Julian Hernandez's feature bow Broken Sky is sure to grab attention, it doesn't take long before the picture's torturously slow pace turns an earnest effort into a tedious aesthetic exercise.
  5. Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    25
    A 2-hour, 20-minute bore-de-force of virtually dialogue-free angst.
  6. Reviewed by: Melissa Levine
    20
    That's the movie--desperate grasps, huffy affronts, gulping kisses, and one juicy (if silent) sex scene, early in the film, before our senses have been deadened by boredom. Without dialogue, we don't know who the characters are, so we can't care about what they do.
  7. 0
    [Hernandez] is obviously a man more concerned with art than commerce, but good intentions don't always make for good filmmaking.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 3 out of 7

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